This is an underrated, maybe even undiscovered, gem of science fiction filmmaking. It’s obviously low budget, filmed in the Pacific Northwest with cheap (but effective) special effects and yellow-green color grading to portray a toxic planet; home made but convincing costumes; little known or unknown actors, but this thing sings in its gritty reality.
When it’s so bad it’s good. I guess “Plan 9 From Outer Space” is the most famous example. There is also a cult classic called “Dark Star.” I’m not sure about spoofs that are intentionally bad or funny, like “Mars Attacks” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Sci-fi that takes itself seriously? No way. Nothing makes me crazier than being forced to watch “Gross Encounters of the Third Kind.”